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February 23, 2024, 12:15 PM

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New York Times:
An investigation finds thousands of Instagram accounts run by parents posting images of their children, attracting pedophiles who sometimes pay for more content  —  The ominous messages began arriving in Elissa's inbox early last year.  “You sell pics of your underage daughter to pedophiles,” read one.
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Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Reddit files to list its IPO on the NYSE, reporting revenue up 20% YoY to $804M in 2023, net loss down 43% YoY to $90.8M, 73M DAUs, and a $3.42 global ARPU  —  - Reddit on Thursday filed to go public.  — Its market debut will mark the first major tech initial public offering of the year …
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Aditya Soni / Reuters:
Nvidia crossed a $2T market cap intraday on February 23, after adding $277B to its market value on February 22, Wall Street's largest one-day gain on record  —  Nvidia (NVDA.O) hit $2 trillion in market value on Friday, riding on an insatiable demand for its chips that made the Silicon Valley firm …
Jessica Lyons / The Register:
Filing: UnitedHealth says a “suspected nation-state” actor had access to IT provider Change Healthcare's systems, disrupting services at pharmacies in the US  —  Prescription orders hit after IT supplier Change Healthcare pulls plug on systems  —  UPDATED IT provider Change Healthcare …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Microsoft announces “Generative erase”, which uses generative AI to remove objects and people from images, coming to the Photos app in Windows 10 and Windows 11  —  Google and Samsung aren't the only ones baking magical AI selective photo erasers into their devices …
Lauren Goode / Wired:
Interviews and emails show that technical interviews have become more punishing for engineers after mass layoffs, requiring days of work on unpaid assignments  —  Tech companies are famous for coddling their workers, but after mass layoffs the industry's culture has shifted.
Sabrina Ortiz / ZDNet:
Microsoft releases PyRIT, a tool that the company's AI Red Team has been using to more efficiently check for risks in its generative AI systems, such as Copilot  —  Despite the advanced capabilities of generative AI (gen AI) models, we have seen many instances of them going rogue, hallucinating …

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